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On Thursday, July 15, NCSAF will hold its July luncheon at the Forest Service’s Roslyn office.  Chris Farley, a fellow NCSAF member, will be talking about his work with international  negotiations and the latest legislative movements relating to climate change.  Chris will describe the current status of climate change policy as it relates to forests, including a summary of how forests are treated under proposed U.S. climate legislation.  Having just got back from Germany, and earlier Copenhagen, he will also share with us the current status of the international negotiations under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.  Lunch is served about 11:30 am and we'll start the NCSAF-update portion of the meeting around 11:45 am, and Chris’ talk will be from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm.  We’ll be sending out additional details over the next week, including directions, but the address is Roslyn Plaza, Bldg C, (7 th floor), 1601 North Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209, which is a couple blocks from the Rosslyn metro, located on the blue and orange lines. 

Chris Farley is a National Climate Change Specialist with the Forest Service Research and Development (R&D) Resources Use Sciences staff, covering issues related to the design of climate change and bioenergy markets and incentive systems.  In this role, he serves as a liaison between the technical expertise and research capabilities of the USFS, and stakeholders, other government agencies and partners, including the EPA, the state department and non-governmental organizations.  Before joining the Forest Service R&D, he served as the international climate policy lead for the Forest Service as part of the USFS-International Programs staff.  In December 2009, he served as part of the U.S. delegation to the 15 th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Climate Change Convention in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Mr. Farley has worked for the Forest Service since 2002.  Before joining the agency, Mr. Farley received an M.S. in Forest Resources, with an emphasis in Policy & Law, from Oregon State University.  He has a B.S. double major from Colorado State University in Biochemistry and Natural Resources Management.

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